Jewish Museum Offering Studio And Family Art Sessions

The Jewish Museum has expanded its Sunday art workshop series for families, offering an immersive experience that includes weekly art projects and a new collaborative artmaking component. In Studio Art Sessions, families will have the opportunity to contribute to an ongoing large scale work of art, which will change every two months. Each collective project will explore unconventional approaches to artmaking, using unique materials and concepts that relate to artwork on view or in the Jewish Museum's collection.

The first collaborative project, in September and October, will investigate themes related to the new exhibition Take Me (I'm Yours) such as generosity and community. Using printmaking techniques to create imaginative designs, families will add their work to a collection of small colorful prints, which will stay in the studio at the Museum. In return they will also take a print made by another family. Similar to the artwork in Take Me (I'm Yours), this collaborative project will transform over time as the community of families who visit the Jewish Museum take part each week.

Studio Art Sessions will also feature educator-led drop-in art workshops that give families an opportunity to engage with different materials and processes each week. The workshops will involve sculpture, collage, printmaking, painting, mixed-media, and design projects. Families will examine the formal qualities of art as well as themes explored by artists in the galleries, and experimentation will be encouraged as families try new techniques and discover art processes together.

Studio Art Sessions is free with Museum admission. For further information regarding family programs at the Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3200 or http://visitthejewishmuseum.org/families. Adults are asked to accompany their children to all programs. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City.

STUDIO ART SESSIONS SCHEDULE - SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016

September 11 - 3D Landscape
Use a variety of found objects to build an outdoor scene after viewing the exhibition,Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist.

September 18 - Printed Words

Make hand-printed posters using large block letters and colorful ink, drawing from the text-based artwork in the exhibition, Take Me (I'm Yours).

September 25 - Fabric Patterns
Mix and match fabric, yarn, and ribbon to create a patterned textile inspired by works by the Memphis design group on view in Masterpieces & Curiosities: Memphis Does Hanukkah.

October 2 - Playful Objects
Influenced by the unusual objects created by the Memphis design group, transform an everyday object into a work of art by adding colors, lines, and shapes to an ordinary cup. Use your artwork at home to hold belongings or to dip apples in honey on Rosh Hashanah.

October 9 - Paper Portraits
Explore John Singer Sargent's portraits in John Singer Sargent's Mrs. Carl Meyer and Her Children then collage your own cut-paper portrait using bold shape and color.

October 16 - Colorful Abstract Designs
Experiment with abstract patterns, shapes, and painting techniques to create a unique watercolor after viewing artwork in Masterpieces & Curiosities: Memphis Does Hanukkah.

October 23 - Wearable Art Buttons
Draw designs, use fabric samples, or create word combinations to make buttons inspired by Take Me (I'm Yours) and the Memphis design group. Wear them home or give them to others as gifts.

October 30 - Shape Creations
Sculpt shapes out of clay and combine them with found objects to create a three-dimensional work of art inspired by the exhibition, Masterpieces & Curiosities: Memphis Does Hanukkah.

Support
The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Education's school and family programs are supported by endowed funds established by the Bronfman Family, the Muriel and William Rand Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Rosalie Klein Adolf, the Kekst Family, and Mrs. Ida C. Schwartz in memory of Mr. Bernard S. Schwartz. Family programming is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Councilmember Daniel R. Garodnick and the City Council.

Access Programming made possible by the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

About the Jewish Museum
Located on Museum Mile at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, the Jewish Museum is one of the world's preeminent institutions devoted to exploring art and Jewish culture from ancient to contemporary, offering intellectually engaging, educational, and provocative exhibitions and programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. The Museum was established in 1904, when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary as the core of a museum collection. Today, the Museum maintains a collection of over 30,000 works of art, artifacts, and broadcast media reflecting global Jewish identity, and presents a diverse schedule of internationally acclaimed temporary exhibitions. Visitors can now also enjoy Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum, a kosher sit-down restaurant and take-out appetizing counter on the Museum's lower level.

The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City. Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday,11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for visitors 18 and under and Jewish Museum members. Admission is Pay What You Wish on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm and free on Saturdays. For information on the Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3200 or visit the website at TheJewishMuseum.org.

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